Labor to create $1.5b medical manufacturing fund to boost industry making medicines, vaccines

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
May 16 2022 - 12:30pm

Federal Labor will create a new $1.5 billion medical manufacturing fund, if given the keys to government next week, aiming to turn science into jobs and ensure Australians have access to medicines and vaccines when they need them.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.